Neo-shamanism and Mental Health
  • Author : Karel James Bouse
  • Release Date : 24 October 2019
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 13 : 9783030319113

Download or read book entitled Neo-shamanism and Mental Health written by Karel James Bouse and published by Springer Nature online. This book was released on 24 October 2019 with total pages 163. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the contemporary practice of Neo-shamanism and its relationship to mental health. Chapters cover the practice of Neo-shamanism, how it differs from traditional shamanism, the technology of the shamanic journey, the lifeworlds of some of its practitioners, as well as its benefits and pitfalls. The author’s analysis draws on an in-depth study of existing literature, original qualitative-phenomenological research into the lifeworlds of practitioners, and nearly three decades of observation and experience as a student, teacher and practitioner of Neo-shamanism. She discusses the potential role of Neo-shamanic journey technology as an approach for psychology-based studies of consciousness and anomalous phenomena; its value as a tool for self-exploration as part of a supervised curriculum; as well as the possible therapeutic applications of the journey and shamanic healing protocols for use by mental health professionals. This book is a rich and timely resource for students and teachers of psychology, anthropology and sociology, psychotherapists, and anyone who is interested in consciousness and parapsychology.